Queer Youth Updates

A weekly e-newsletter resource for Queer/Ally Youth of Santa Cruz County. A program of the Safe Schools Project.

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For Youth


Weekly Meet-ups for Queer, Trans* & Allied Youth

The Diversity Center Youth Program hosts weekly Meet-ups every week! On Friday, from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm, at the First Christian Church in Watsonville and every Saturday, from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, at the Diversity Center in Santa Cruz… Read More…


Resources


Safe Schools Project
The Safe Schools Project, founded in 2004, works to raise awareness of the atmosphere queer youth face on school campuses in Santa Cruz County, advocate for the enforcement of AB 537, The California Student Safety & Violence Prevention Act of 2000, and be a catalyst for action in each Santa Cruz County school district to make schools safer for all youth…Read More…


Queer Youth News & Updates
The Queer Youth News & Updates section gives you information about local and national news.


Queer Youth Community Events

Agenda

  1. Apr
    26
    Thu

    1. Creative Writing Workshop @ The Epicenter of Monterey
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Write your heart out with Our Gente! Join our creative writing workshop to share your work and edit with other QT writers. Partake in our writing prompt and share your new work! We will also make our very own story together. All writing levels welcome. Free snacks and writing material provided inside a great inclusive space for writers.

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      6:30 pm
      Creative Writing Workshop @ The Epicenter of Monterey
  2. Apr
    27
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  3. Apr
    28
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
  4. May
    4
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  5. May
    5
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
    2. Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
      4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

      Join us at The Diversity Center for our Transmasculine Youth group. We offer an accepting and open space for like-minded youth to share experiences, support, and exciting activities. All transmasculine spectrum youth are welcome!

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      4:00 pm
      Diversity Center’s Transmasculine Youth Group – 1st & 3rd Saturday @ The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County
  6. May
    8
    Tue

    1. PFLAG of Santa Cruz County Monthly Meeting @ Peace United Church of Christ
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Coffee & Conversation”

      Please join us at our PFLAG meeting for coffee and conversation. Everyone is welcome as we strive to more fully meet the needs of parents, family, friends, and members of the LGBTQ community. We welcome your support and participation.

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      7:00 pm
      PFLAG of Santa Cruz County Monthly Meeting @ Peace United Church of Christ
  7. May
    11
    Fri

    1. Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

      In partnership with the First Christian Church, The Diversity Center’s LGBTQ Youth Program will be holding Queer Youth Meetups in Watsonville starting December 4th! Every Friday after school, youth ages 12 – 18 are invited to join our dynamic team of youth activists and leaders from the Santa Cruz County. This meetup group will run in conjunction with the Saturday LGBTQ Youth Meetups; more for you to choose!

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      3:30 pm
      Diversity Center LGBTQ Youth Meet-Ups – Every Friday! @ First Christian Church
  8. May
    12
    Sat

    1. Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
      1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturday Youth Leadership Meet-Up

      Our Saturday group is comprised of youth who have come together to design and implement events and learn leadership skills while connecting with new friends and having a great time. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome to join!

       For more information please visit the Diversity Center Youth Program website.

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      1:00 pm
      Queer Youth Leadership Meet-Up @ The Diversity Center
    2. 21st Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards (QYLA)
      5:30 pm – 5:30 pm
      We hope you’ll save-the-date and join us in celebrating 21 years (1998-2018) of honoring local queer youth, allies and organization’s that have worked to make our community a safer place.

      Over the next year, we’ll be sharing highlights of the last two decades as we prepare for a grand celebration.
      Youth Talent Search!
      • Youth Emcee Auditions – Winter 2018
      • Youth Talent (song, dance, music, etc) Auditions –Winter 2018
      • For more information, contact us talent@QYLA.org
      Volunteer and/or Sponsor! 
      To volunteer or become a sponsor, contact us at info@QYLA.org

      www.QYLA.org

       

       

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      5:30 pm
      21st Annual Queer Youth Leadership Awards (QYLA)